Posted: 17/11/2014 at 23:04
Hi G, sorry you are having to go through all this too. No of course you don't sound like a diva. just to update - I had implant reconstruction using expander implants, had the permanent implants put in February 2012, exactly a year after my mastectomies. I was nearly back to full fitness by then, had about 3 weeks out after surgery then started running again. The implants haven't made any difference at all to my running I just have to wear a really supportive sports bra.
Your surgeon and breast care nurse should be able to advise you in my experience mine were pretty pleased that I wanted to get back to regular exercise. Have they suggested reconstruction options? The implants were the best for me because of my size and shape but different things suit different people. Make sure they know how important running is to you it was enormously important to me and really helped me get through the whole thing.
Since cancer I've run two London marathons, and 5 halfs this year alone, and best of all I am nearly 4 years cancer free - touch wood. Good luck, you will get there.